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Unsolved murder crimes in the UK

In 1945, Charles Walton, a farm labourer was found murdered in Warwickshire pinned to the ground with a pitchfork. His body had a large cross engraved on it. Many believed the murder was linked to satanism or witchcraft.

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When a helpless, innocent young child is murdered, people are beyond shocked by such a repulsive behaviour. In 1948, Terence Mcnamara, a 22-month old infant was found dead in his home in Middlesbrough. He was murdered whilst his mother was out working. The child sustained incredibly sickening injuries. He suffered from a horrifying sexual assault and his liver ruptured.

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The following year, Emily Armstrong was beaten to death at a dry cleaner's shop in London where she worked. She received 22 blows to her head from a blunt object later believed to be a claw hammer.

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The following year, Emily Armstrong was beaten to death at a dry cleaner's shop in London where she worked. She received 22 blows to her head from a blunt object later believed to be a claw hammer.

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In 1969, Lucy Tinslop of Nottinghamshire was murdered on her 21st birthday. Hence, her murder was known as the 'Birthday Girl Murder'. She left home after her birthday party at her parents' home. Lucy was strangled and raped. Her abdomen was ripped open and her vagina stabbed 20x by her killer. She was murdered on St. Mary's Garden, Bath Street, Nottingham.

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Eve Stratford, a former 'Bunny Girl', was found dead in 1975. Her throat was cut 8-12 times. Eve was tied up and gagged in her apartment in Leyton, London where her boyfriend found her lifeless. Six months after, 16-year old Lynne Weedon was found dead beaten to death whilst taking a short cut to her home. In 2007, DNA techniques revealed that the two murders were connected and committed by the same person.

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The murder of Renee MacRae and her three-year old son (Andrew) in Inverness shocked and baffled the Highlands. MacRae was going to meet her married lover who was also Andrew's father. On the evening of 12 November 1976, Renee drove south towards the A9. A train driver reported a blaze in a car. Traces of blood belonging to the mother and son were found in the boot, but the bodies were not recovered. A farmer in the area believed that the bodies were buried under the A9 which was in the middle of works at the time the disappearance occurred.

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The murder of Renee MacRae and her three-year old son (Andrew) in Inverness shocked and baffled the Highlands. MacRae was going to meet her married lover who was also Andrew's father. On the evening of 12 November 1976, Renee drove south towards the A9. A train driver reported a blaze in a car. Traces of blood belonging to the mother and son were found in the boot, but the bodies were not recovered. A farmer in the area believed that the bodies were buried under the A9 which was in the middle of works at the time the disappearance occurred.

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Another gruesome and baffling case involved the brutal murder of a pregnant mother of two (Lynda Farrow) at her London home in 1979. She had been raped and her throat was slit. Her body was found by her two daughters. It is believed that she knew her attacker and let him in or that she left the door open when she ran inside her home to answer a ringing phone.

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Bath has also its share of unsolved murder cases. In 1984, 17-year old Melanie Road was sexually assaulted, beaten and brutally stabbed to death whilst walking home after a night out at the city centre. Her boyfriend offered to call a cab for her but sadly, she refused. A milkman found her body at 5am roughly 50 yards from her doorstep.

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Bath has also its share of unsolved murder cases. In 1984, 17-year old Melanie Road was sexually assaulted, beaten and brutally stabbed to death whilst walking home after a night out at the city centre. Her boyfriend offered to call a cab for her but sadly, she refused. A milkman found her body at 5am roughly 50 yards from her doorstep.

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